Income Tax


REMINDER: TAX filing deadline: April 18, 2023

For those non-residents that are currently working from home or a remote location due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they are still liable for city taxes if their original work location is located within the City of Warren. This law (HB 197) was passed March 27, 2020. The employer is required to continue withholding city taxes for those employees working remotely.

Income Tax Department

The City of Warren Income Tax Department is a standalone division of the City and is governed by the Ohio Revised Code. The City of Warren levies a 2.5% income tax on all salaries, wages, commissions, and other compensation received by residents of the city, on non-residents for income earned in the city, on partnerships, corporations, and any other entity having taxable income under City Ordinances. For a complete discussion of Warren's tax laws, please refer to Chapter 171 of the City Ordinances

Our staff of dedicated, professional individuals, with more than one hundred years of tax and collection experience, is able to help with any problem you may encounter. Please don't hesitate to contact our office with any questions you may have while completing your City of Warren income tax return.

Tax Filing Rules

Returns must be filed or postmarked on or before April 15 or the IRS Federal due date, or within four (4) months from the end of the fiscal year.

All tax returns mailed to the Income Tax Department must include all applicable W2's and applicable schedules, Federal Form 1040, and must be signed.  Returns lacking any of this information will not be considered filed.

A declaration of estimated income tax must be filed by any individual or business entity that anticipates to owe Warren income tax of $100.00 or more at year's end. Estimated tax payments can be paid in full with the first payment or by quarterly installments.

For more information, see the Income Tax Department's full Rules and Regulations.

Do I Live in the City of Warren?

To find out whether you live in the City for income tax purposes, please refer to this Street Directory. If your street or address range is on the list, you must pay City of Warren income tax.

Department News

Interest Rate on Overdue Municipal Taxes

By October 31 of each year, the interest rate that will apply to overdue municipal income taxes during the next calendar year will be posted herein, as required by Ohio Revised Code Section 718.27 (F).

The interest rate is calculated by adding five percentage points to the federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent) that was in effect during July of the current year, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 718.27 (A)(5). 

Based on these requirements, the applicable interest rate is as follows: 

 Calendar Year
 Annual Rate
 Monthly Rate
 2015 and before  18.0%  1.5%
 2016  5.0%  0.42%
 2017  6.0%  0.5%
 2018  6.0%  0.5%
 2019  7.0%  0.5833%
 2020  7.0%  0.5833%
 2021  5.0%  0.42%
 2022  5.0%  0.42%
 2023  7.0%  0.583%

Notice of City Income Tax Increase 

Beginning January 1, 2017, the Warren City Income Tax will rise from 2.0% to 2.5%. For more information on the need for this tax increase and the planned uses for the additional revenue, please view the Income Tax Presentation and Citizen's Committee findings.

New Addition to the Codified Ordinances Concerning Municipal Income Tax: Chapter 172

In compliance with changes in Ohio law, City Council has enacted Chapter 172 of the Municipal Code. This chapter concerns municipal income taxes, and is available below:

View Chapter 172 of the Warren Municipal Code

Public Notice: Municipal Income Tax Withholding Changes 

Please be advised that municipal income tax withholding due dates and related thresholds are changing as a result of the enactment of House Bill 5 by the State legislature. In addition to these changes to withholding tax filing requirements, House Bill 5 also includes changes to the occasional entrant provisions, penalty and interest rates, annual tax return and estimated tax payment due dates and thresholds, and other items. Changes are effective January 1, 2016. 

For details, please read the full public notice.

For details regarding penalties on unpaid municipal income tax, please read the Penalty and Interest Rate notice.

Income Tax
258 East Market Street
Warren, Ohio 44481
Phone: (330) 841-2551
Fax: (330) 841-2626

Mailing Address
Tax Administrator
City of Warren, OH
P.O. Box 230
Warren, OH 44482

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Closed Noon – 1:00 PM
Dropbox is available

Staff Contacts
Tom Letson,
(330) 841-2551 

Sue Battison,
Tax Administrator
(330) 841-2625

Linda Wilden,
(330) 841-2624 

Sue Somich,
(330) 841-2623 

Kelly Welke,
(330) 841-2627 

Lyn Stewart,
(330) 841-2618

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